The Pondera HealthCare Foundation’s 100 X 1000 Endowment Campaign is up and running. PHCF Board member, Jackie Wheeler, from Valier, is marking the first increase in donations on the campaign goal banner since the campaign letters were sent to County residents. The Foundation has raised just over $26,000. Even before the fundraiser was announced to the public, the PHCF had several interested persons who donated $1000 each. The first of these early donors named to the “Pacemaker Group” were Jackie and Ken Wheeler. Jackie stated, “As a life-long resident of Pondera County, I have come to appreciate our communities and what they all have to offer. My family and I know it is important to do all we can to support this wonderful area.” In response to the Wheeler donation, she explained, “I personally feel that our contribution to the 100 X 1000 Endowment Campaign is a commitment to invest in the future of healthcare needs in our county. Rural areas have many challenges to face when it comes to meeting these needs. Donations to PHCF really do make an impact.” Jackie joined the Foundation as a board member in 2017, with an eagerness to volunteer and yearning to learn about the organization. “I am impressed by the diligence, hard work, accomplishments, and goals of the Pondera HealthCare Foundation. Our County is fortunate that this group is so dedicated to their mission.” To learn more about the Campaign or the Foundation, information can be found online, www.ponderahcf.org. Watch for fundraising success on the 100 X 1000 Campaign banner, which can be viewed in the showroom of Courtesy Ford, Conrad.